It is a natural social dynamic and it can be fun or even creative to present a mask to the outside world. There is nothing inherently wrong with doing that. The problems start when you have no other choice than to wear a mask, leaving you to always have to wear one.

When you realise you are trapped behind a mask you are probably entangled in a dysfunctional dynamic. You might have identified entirely with a role: maybe you are the very reliable employee, or the dutiful son, the caring wife or the sexy, carefree woman. Continue Reading ->